GIF News Issue #13

March / April 1990:

Look at Workstations, BBS's pay business rates on their phone lines, JMPlayer review, Amiga 24 bit graphics, the first VGA page ever.





                         Hsiao & Hunter, Inc.'s
                                GIF News
                            March/April 1991
                         Released: March 8, 1991
        After about a week delay, the March/April issue is finally here.
    I apologize for the delay.  Anyway, this issue has articles on:
    Workstations of the 90's, telephone companies charging business rates
    on BBS phone lines, Amiga 24-Bit graphics, ATI VGA Wonder+, a new
    different Soundtracker player for the Sound Blaster, and alot more.
    Thanks for taking the time to download GIF News.  Please feel free to
    upload it to other BBS's in your local calling area.
        GIF News now available worldwide via Internet.  You can now
    subscribe via E-mail to have GIF News delivered right to you.
    All you need is a UUDECODER to do so.  If your mail handler
    rejects messages over 100K, I can split the file up and send it to
    you in parts.  GIF News can also be be obtained through various
    anonymous FTP sites around the world.  Try and - look in the /pub directory on wuarchive and
    the /incoming on clarkson. GIF News welcomes all our new worldwide
    readers from the net.  You can always recognize which GIF News issue
    is up by the filename.
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    up on last time I checked.  They're also up on
    the Channel 1 BBS in Cambridge, MA (617)354-8873.
        GIF News is always looking for writers, articles, comments, etc.
    You can correspond with me by:
        US Mail: Eric Hsiao
                 7 Fair Way
                 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-5014
        Special note: Alternate US Mail address - this address will reach
        me quicker if you plan on mailing me sometime between the dates
        [January 15, 1991] to [May 1, 1991]:
                Eric Hsiao
                406-A BARH
                Troy, New York 12180-3590
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        Thanks again.  For advertising info, please read GIFNEWS.ADS
        Also, there have been recent changes in advertising policy.
        Please read GN-NEW.TXT for more info.
    There have been some new features and major changes to
GIF News in this issue.
    Here is a list of them:
* The 4th page of GIF News is a MCGA/VGA 320x200 in 256 Color
page, GIF News' first VGA page.  The filename, instead of
being called GN9103-4.GIF is instead called GN9103V4.GIF
where the V stands for VGA.  The first three pictures are
still in 640x350 16 color EGA.
* In regard to advertising, GIF News is still giving free ad
space.  However, in order to keep your free ad, you must
notify me every other month that you want to keep your ad in
it, submitting any changes that you have.  For example, if
you have a BBS ad in GIF News in the current issue, you must
notify me 10 days before the next issue will come out that
you want your ad in it (i.e. you have an ad in the
March/April issue, you must notify me by April 21st in order
to get the ad in the May/June issue)  Failure to do so will
result in your ad not being included.
  However, if you have a donation-paid ad, you will
automatically thereafter get smaller than 1/5 page free ads
in the next 6 issues.  For example, your current donation-
paid ad is in the March/April issue.  You do not have to keep
notifying me for free ad space for the next six issues.  They
will automatically be included.  After that, you must notify
me that you wish to keep your ad in it.
* Donations do not necessarily have to be in the form of
money.  Hardware/software or anything else useful is
acceptable forms of donation.  Contact me and we'll discuss
what will be a suitable form of donation.  For example, if
you're XYZ Modem Company and you donate a V.32bis modem, your
modem could be reviewed in a feature article.
  The following is a basic guideline in donation-paid ads:
    $5-$25 will get you about 1/4-1/3 page.  Over $15, you
can have custom-made pictures and graphics.
   $25-$50 is equivalent to 1/3-3/4 page.  Again, over $35,
you can have custom graphics and logos designed for you.
   Over $50 can get a full page ad.  Over $65 if you want
custom graphics and designs.  Ads can also accept graphics
that you may already have.  Full Page Ads can be in any VGA
standard resolution mode, as long as it is under 30K.
   These are only guidelines, not set rates.  I am willing to
negotiate.  Please contact me for more details.
* Thank-you again for taking the time to download GIF News,
and please be sure to upload it to as many places as you can.
                     - Eric Hsiao,
        That's right! Advertise for free in GIF News today! Anything under
   1/5 of a page is absolutely free! Advertise your BBS, advertise your
   business, advertise anything of interest to the computer world.  All you
   have to do is mail your ad to me 10 days before the next issue is due
   out (i.e. Apr. 20th for the May/June 1991 issue).  Also,  please consider
   a small donation or contribution if you enjoy reading GIF News. You will
   help offset the cost of long distance calls to upload GIF News to a BBS
   near you, plus you'll get a bigger ad space.  I make no profit, and I
   create GIF News as a hobby and to help the free exchange of information.
   If you want to advertise a BBS, all I ask is that you add me to your user
   roster, giving me a normal user account and password (which you can mail
   to me along with your ad).
                                        Eric Hsiao
                                        Editor of GIF News
Note: GIF News has the right to refuse any advertisement, and complaints
      arising from any advertisements should be directed toward the
      advertiser, not GIF News.  GIF News is a free publication which may
      be freely copied and distributed, so long as no modifications what-
      so-ever are made.